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The English Pedantry

Pedantry

Can one be a translator without being a pedant?“, a colleague exclaimed rhetorically in an e-group for translators. The answer is clearly a resounding: “No!

The English Pedantry

 

On the other hand, in an article published in November 2015 under the heading “Taking on the pedants” in the Guardian Weekly, Steven Pinker is reported as saying: Linguists have long known that many of the alleged rules of usage are actually superstitions“.

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